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Software Library: C64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982). It has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, with independent estimates placing the number sold between 10 and 17 million units.

Volume production started in early 1982, marketing in August for US$595 (equivalent to $1,509 in 2017). Preceded by the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore PET, the C64 took its name from its 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM. With support for multicolor sprites and a custom chip for waveform generation, the C64 could create superior visuals and audio compared to systems without such custom hardware.

The C64 dominated the low-end computer market for most of the 1980s. For a substantial period (1983–1986), the C64 had between 30% and 40% share of the US market and two million units sold per year, outselling IBM PC compatibles, Apple computers, and the Atari 8-bit family of computers. Sam Tramiel, a later Atari president and the son of Commodore's founder, said in a 1989 interview, "When I was at Commodore we were building 400,000 C64s a month for a couple of years."

In the UK market, the C64 faced competition from the BBC Micro and the ZX Spectrum, but the C64 was still one of the two most popular computers in the UK.

Part of the Commodore 64's success was its sale in regular retail stores instead of only electronics or computer hobbyist specialty stores. Commodore produced many of its parts in-house to control costs, including custom integrated circuit chips from MOS Technology. It has been compared to the Ford Model T automobile for its role in bringing a new technology to middle-class households via creative and affordable mass-production. Approximately 10,000 commercial software titles have been made for the Commodore 64 including development tools, office productivity applications, and video games. C64 emulators allow anyone with a modern computer, or a compatible video game console, to run these programs today. The C64 is also credited with popularizing the computer demoscene and is still used today by some computer hobbyists.

In 2011, 17 years after it was taken off the market, research showed that brand recognition for the model was still at 87%.

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Demo 4 (2005 08 27)(Kuno Nuko)
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Demo 1 (19xx)(Tms And Rch)
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Demo 1 (19xx)(Midnight Sun Crackers)
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Demo Disk 2 (19xx)(Ian & Mic)
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Demo Collection 1 (19xx)(Impulse)
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Demo Collection 2 (19xx)(Impulse)
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Demo Disk (1987)(Alpha Flight 1970)
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Demo Comp Entry (1988)(The Inner Circle)
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Demo III (1986 11 01)( )
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Demo Overseas 1 (19xx)(Micro Mix)
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Demo I (1987)(The Future Crackers)
Demo and Message No.3 (1986 07 04)(Grendel Crackings Incorporated)
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Demo V (1987 10 06)(The Pirates International)
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Demo of Doom (1988)(2000 A.D.)
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Demo of the Year '87 (1987 12)(Various)
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Denaris Music II (1989 03 23)(The Suppliers)
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Deranged (1989)(Prime)
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Demo II (1986 09 14)( )
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Demo for Coco of MCL (1987)(Future Division)
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Demon Demo 1 (19xx)(Demon)
Software Library: C64: Games
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Dempsey and Makepeace (1988)(Danish Broadcasting System)
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Demus Interruptus (2001)(Crest)[f EMU]
Software Library: Commodore 64: Diskmags (Scene)
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Deprave #6 (19xx)(Ebola)
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Desire (1989)(Cheyens Delight)
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Destination (1991)(Panoramic Designs)[h Silicon Limited]
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Demo Music 8 (1995)(DELTA)
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Demo Pack (19xx)(Subzero)
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Demo V1 (1988)(Gambler Cracking Servive)
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Destructive (1989)(Devils)
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Demobit (19xx)( )(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
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Demise (19xx 06 18)(Abyss Connection)
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Demo [GSS] Demo! (1987)(German Spreading Service)
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Demo n' a Half, A (1987 04 08)( )
Software Library: C64: Games
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Detective (198x)(Gruppo Editoriale Jackson)(it)
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by Courbois Software
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Dodge City (1983)(Courbois Software)
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by Derrick Reid
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Dodgem Witches (19xx)(Derrick Reid)
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Dom (1996 06 23)(Elyta)
Software Library: Commodore 64: Diskmags (Scene)
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Domination #14 (2000 11)( )(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
Domination #08 (1997 03)(Onslaght)(Side A)
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Domination #05 (1995)(Onslaught)(Side B)[Z64 Part 4]
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Domination (2006)(Speedfisters)
Domination #16 (2001 12)(Jazzcat)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
Domination Paper (1999)(Onslaught)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
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Domination Ripps (1990 06)(Atrix)
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Drakulas slott (19xx)( )(sv)
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Driven #30 (2005 04 29)(Driven Magazine Staff)
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Driven #05 07 (1994)(Driven Magazine Staff)
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Driven #08 10 (1995)(Driven Magazine Staff)
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by Firebird
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Druid 2 Enlightenment (1987)(Firebird)[h Ikari][t +3 STA]
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Druid Demo (19xx)(XL Crackers)
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Dual Casette II (1988 03 21)(Ash & Dave)
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Duel, The (1987)(XL Crackers)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Tronic Verlag
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Duell 2005 (1987)(Tronic Verlag)
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by HC
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Duell (1984)(HC)(de)
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E.S.S. Selector (1988)(Final Frontiers 2019)
ECG Join to ECG (19xx)(Elite Cracking Group Emergency Cracking Group)
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by Compute!
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Jumpingjack 64 (1983)(Compute!)
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Just a D Mo (1988)(Power Station)
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Just like that (19xx)(Tetragon)
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Jylland Rules (1989)(Depredators)[2000AD]
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In a Gale (1986)(Dutch USA Team)
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In the Name of the Sword (2011 08 07)(Hack n' Trade)
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Inkognito (1989 03)(Xandor)
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Innerspace (1989)(Quartet)
Software Library: Commodore 64: Diskmags (Scene)
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Insane #2 (1989)(X Out)
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Insight #3 (1991 04)(Insight Staff)
Intel Outside #1 (1998 12 15)(SaNiTy)(de)
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InterFox for ACC II (1987)(Interfox)
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Internal (1991)(215)
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Internal collection #3 (19xx)(Warriors of the Wasteland)
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International Karate Music (1987)(Beastie Boys)
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Intro Duction (19xx)(Depredators)
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Introduction (1987 06 24)(The Last Generation 1945)
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Introduction 1 (1987 11 14)(World Wide Expressive)
Software Library: C64: Games
by Danny Berd
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Invader, The (19xx)(Danny Berd)